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Increased Immersion: Virtual Reality Filmmaker Shares Insights

If you haven’t heard of Brazilian film director Ricardo Laganaro, that’s about to change. Working behind the scenes for almost 20 years, Laganaro started his career in post-production for live-action and animated cinema before transitioning into directing and overseeing 3D and special effects at one of Brazil’s biggest production companies. Today, he’s known as the […]

Photojournalist shows what life is truly like in Afghanistan

Award-winning photojournalist Paula Bronstein was first sent to Afghanistan in 2001, after the Sept. 11 terror attacks. She has returned to the country countless times since then, amassing a huge body of work on the nation and its people. In her new book, “Afghanistan: Between Hope and Fear,” Bronstein explores such prominent issues as girls’ […]

Images take center stage in Exposure The Musical — Life Through A Lens

Red velvet surrounds an aperture through which a single eye appears. This is not the inside of a camera, but London’s St. James theater where  Exposure The Musical — Life Through A Lens transformed the space this summer into a velvet light trap reminiscent of the pinhole cameras of the 1880s and projected a backdrop [...]

How Cameron Spencer shot this viral photo of the ‘fastest man in the world’

“When shooting the world’s fastest man you always need to be on your toes and ready.” Usain Bolt has once again secured his title of fastest man in the world. If there’s one photo that demonstrates the speed, talent and playfulness of the Jamacain sprinter, it would be this shot taken by Getty Images photographer Cameron Spencer […]

What’s life in Rio really like? See for yourself

Rio is my fifth Olympic games and I am covering everything but the sports so it’s really giving me a different perspective on the Olympics. I’m seeing it from outside the comforts of the Olympic world and instead from the peoples’ view, which is really great. This was the very first picture I shot when […]

Can you believe these amazing shots from Rio 2016 were taken with robotic cameras?

The introduction of robotic cameras to the repertoire of technology photographers use has been game changing. Photographers can now shoot from inventive angles that were never before possible, allowing us to all see the Olympics from new vantage points. Getty Images photographer Richard Heathcote shares some of his favorite images he’s taken from Rio using […]

Rio 2016: Cycling like you’ve never seen it before

I have been working as a photojournalist for 18 years, but Rio is my first Olympic experience.I would say that I have been waiting for this my whole professional life. It has been a privilege to cover the games for Getty Images alongside so many great photographers and I am enjoying every second. Embed from […]

Rio 2016: These photos show why gymnasts are so amazing

As the world watches, Getty Images photographers are busy covering every sport at the Olympics. And gymnastics is one of the most beautiful. “Gymnastics is very fast and intense,” Getty Images photographer David Ramos said. “With photography we have a unique ability to freeze time. I was not able to see how gymnast Jiaxin Tan […]

How intense is Olympic Table Tennis? Look at these photos

Table tennis is a very fast-paced sport that is played in a confined space, and we are constantly looking for an artistic view of the action and reaction. Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty […]

Rio 2016: The story behind these futuristic fencing photos

Preparation and research are the first things you do before stepping foot inside a venue. Depending on your shooting position, you’ll cover off the basic action first. Then you’ll get a chance to be creative and come up with different, more artistic pictures. Embed from Getty Images   Embed from Getty Images   The bright […]

Studio 54: Remembering the glitz, glamour and celebrities

There are few places that embodied the free-spirited, vibrant culture of the 1970’s quite like Studio 54. With its lavish, over-the-top parties, the club became the ultimate hotspot for the bon vivant crowd. Movie stars, socialites, politicians and rock legends let loose in this hedonistic playground, and NYC-based photographer Sonia Moskowitz was there to capture […]

The story behind this Opening Ceremony image, shot from Rio’s favelas

The Rio 2016 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony was held at Rio’s legendary Maracana Stadium, built for the 1950 World Cup. One of Rio’s oldest ‘favelas,’ or informal communities, Mangueira stands on a hillside above the stadium. In Rio the striking gaps between rich and poor are often clearly visible, with ‘favela’ communities located alongside wealthier […]

How a sports marketing pioneer broke her way into the boys club

It’s no secret that, historically, the sports world has been a male-dominated industry. While many strides have been made and women are more vocal than ever — like the US Women’s Soccer team’s recent lawsuit for wage discrimination – gender equality still has a long way to go. In 2015 for example, only 26% of […]

Get a taste of Rio 2016 with these insane underwater photos

“There’s nothing better to me than having an idea in my head and then implementing it into my work.” With the Rio Olympics just a few weeks away, Getty Images’ all-star photography team is gearing up for the big event. Years of hard work and planning go into ensuring that our photographers are prepared when […]

High above Scotland: Filming with drones

“Using drones is great because it allows you to get into positions you can’t even get a helicopter into.” – John Duncan, Getty Images contributor Fresh from his win at this year’s NYC Drone Film Festival, John Duncan is fast becoming one of our most prolific aerial videographers. In this video, John shares some of […]

Video: How one photographer keeps it in the family

“I started shooting when my oldest daughter was born because I wanted to capture her life.” – Christina Kilgour, Getty Images contributor Playful kids, mucky pups and inquisitive sheep are just a few of the subjects featured in contributor Christina Kilgour’s work. In this video, she shares her love of photography and the everyday family moments […]

Video: Making the leap from photographer to filmmaker

“Shooting video is something that involves more people, and that’s what I enjoy – sharing with people.” – JC Bonassin, Getty Images contributor Contributor JC Bonassin made a seamless transition between photography and video, playing with new technologies and concepts to create authentic and unique shots. Looking to delve into the world of video yourself? […]

Entertainment photographer focuses his lens on the Summer Olympics

From the Cannes Film Festival to the front row of Paris Fashion Week, Getty Images Entertainment photographer Pascal Le Segretain can be found capturing celebrities at the most glamorous events. But every four years, he steps off the red carpet and onto the world’s biggest stage—the Summer Olympics. “Every photographer waits in anticipation for the […]